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Title Profiling political leaders : cross-cultural studies of personality and behavior / edited by Ofer Feldman and Linda O. Valenty
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 293 pages)
Contents Assessment of personality and leadership: content analytic techniques. Studying Canadian leaders at a distance -- Political leadership and the democratic peace: the operational code of Prime Minister Tony Blair -- The 1996 Russian presidential candidates: a content analysis of motivational configuration and conceptual/ integrative complexity -- The personality and leadership style of President Khatami: implications for the future of Iranian political reform. Profiling the political personality: psychodiagnostic and psychobiographical approaches. Linking leadership style to policy: how prime ministers influence the decision-making process -- Kings, queens, and sultans: empirical studies of political leadership in European hereditary monarchies -- Mao Zedong's narcissistic personality disorder and China's road to disaster -- Profiling Russian leaders from a psychohistorical and psychobiographical perspective -- Benjamin Netanyahu: a psychological profile using behavior analysis. The cultural context: applications from east to west. Building the war economy and rebuilding postwar Japan: a profile of pragmatic nationalist Nobusuke Kishi -- When and why do hard-liners become soft? An examination of Israeli Prime Ministers Shamir, Rabin, Peres, and Netanyahu -- Predicting the performance of leaders in parliamentary systems: New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange -- Self-presentation of political leaders in Germany: the case of Helmut Kohl -- The comparative psychoanalytic study of political leaders: John McCain and the limits of trait psychology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-279) and index
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Subject Personality and occupation -- Cross-cultural studies.
Personality and politics -- Cross-cultural studies.
Political leadership -- Psychological aspects -- Cross-cultural studies.
Political psychology -- Cross-cultural studies.
Genre/Form Cross-cultural studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Feldman, Ofer, 1954-
Valenty, Linda O.
ISBN 0313074151 (electronic bk.)
9780313074158 (electronic bk.)